The next concert in the current Chamber Music San Francisco series will feature the virtuoso violinist Sarah Chang. Chang has been familiar to San Francisco audiences for both her recitals and her concerto performances with the San Francisco Symphony. For her coming recital she will be accompanied by pianist Ashley Wass.
The featured work on her program will be a suite of selections from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story in an arrangement by David Newman, which received its world premiere last season. The other extended composition will be Sergei Prokofiev’s second violin sonata. This is his Opus 94a in D major, composed in 1943 as an arrangement of his Opus 94 flute sonata (also in D major), written the preceding year. The program will begin with two shorter works, the D major cantabile by Niccolò Paganini, composed between 1822 and 1824, and the G minor chaconne for violin and continuo by the baroque composer Tomaso Antonio Vitali. This happens to be the first piece that Jascha Heifetz performed when he made his American debut in 1917.
This concert will take place in Herbst Theatre at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 9. Tickets may be purchased through an event page on City Box Office. Prices are $40 and $55. However, there is a special “Korea discount” page with information (in Korean) about ticket availability for $28 and $37. Single tickets may also be purchased by calling 415-392-4400.